Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (“Vietjet”) has signed an agreement with Pratt & Whitney to provide PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines for the airlines order of 63 Airbus A320neo and A321 aircraft.
The agreement is worth US$3.04 billion and deliveries are expected to begin in 2017.
“We are very pleased to choose the PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine for our Airbus A320neo and A321neo fleet,” said Madam Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, President and CEO of Vietjet. “With its advanced design, the new engines are expected to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions, boosting the carrier’s efficiency and reducing environmental impact, whilst enabling Vietjet to offer passengers more affordable air fares.”
Speaking at the signing event at the Singapore Airshow, Mr. Rick Deurloo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pratt & Whitney said, “we take great pride in Vietjet selecting the game-changing Geared Turbofan engine to power their aircraft fleet. Customers continuously recognise that this engine represents the pinnacle of modern aviation technology with unmatched double-digit reductions in fuel burn, noise and emissions.”